Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dan Gilbert blames Detroit's Amazon HQ2 loss on 'reputation,' not reality

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:10 PM

It's been a week since word came that Amazon passed over Detroit as the possible home of its planned second headquarters, and most everyone has walked away with an understanding of which of the region's shortcomings are to blame for the loss. A lack of talent and uncertainty over...

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MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has resigned

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:07 PM

Hours after the weeklong hearing of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse scandal came to a dramatic end on Wednesday, the college's President Lou Anna K. Simon tendered her resignation to the Board of Trustees, ending a position she has held since 2004. The move, first reported on Wednesday evening...

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Hepatitis A case confirmed at Downriver Coney Island

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Wayne County health officials have confirmed that a food service worker at Downriver Coney Island in Southgate has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The health department reports they have inspected the property and the restaurant is open for business. However, anyone who ate at the popular diner between Jan....

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Larry Nassar gets up to 175 years in prison, judge calls sentencing him an 'honor'

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to prison for 40 to 175 years, capping a week of court proceedings in which more than 150 of his female victims came forward to describe how he sexually abused them. Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of...

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Duggan, Fouts, and other Michigan mayors summoned to meet with Trump

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 2:10 PM

What do Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who helms a majority-black city that gave Trump a resounding "fuck no" in 2016, and Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, an alleged racist who runs a city where 43 percent of voters supported Trump, have in common? They're both reportedly paying a visit today to...

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Ferndale Library will host fake news discussion panel

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 1:28 PM

"Fake news" — both the belief that fake news articles are real, and that real news articles are fake — has real consequences. In December, 2016, a man opened fire in Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant Comet Ping Pong, convinced by fringe right-wing reports that it was the hub of...

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How to stop Mark Zuckerberg from taking Metro Times out of your Facebook news feed

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 1:07 PM

In the old days we got our news from these tangible objects we called "newspapers." They were literally delivered to our doors every morning. Printed upon these paper products were stories that hardworking journalists had slaved over, working countless hours to ensure every detail was accurate. Because once you...

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